Rukky Sanda shares her experience as a producer in Nollywood.
Rukky Sanda, an ambitious Nollywood actress, producer and director spoke to reporters about her movie production experience.
In 10 years, Rukky Sanda has released 17 movies. She spoke to reporters recently about her movies. When asked about why she moved from acting to producing, she claimed it was a business decision.
It was a business decision because at that time, actresses were not well paid. I decided to go into production because I’d always been a business person. I think I was one of the first actresses who produced her own films in Nollywood. I made my debut in 2004 and produced my first movie in 2005. 10 years have rolled by ever since.
Rukky Sanda also claimed that her first movie was not a very pleasant experience.
Some people are still owing me money for my first movie. In fact, one is still owing me N.8 million. He’s a fellow producer I gave my master copy. He was supposed to drop it off somewhere but he dubbed it behind my back and started selling it to television stations. By the time I took the movie out, everywhere I went people said they already had it. To this day, he’s not been able to come up with the money
On how profitable the movie industry is, she had this to say;
Yes of course; if I’m not making money I wouldn’t be here. It’s been a blessing and an amazing experience, a mixed grill to be precise. We’ve had serious issues with piracy and all of that stuff this year. I actually said ‘Rukky, you’re not doing movies anymore!’ And then I started focusing on my interior design business. But the truth is that at the end of the day, I have scripts I have written which I want to produce. It’s fun anyway but I don’t think I could ever quit producing movies; I love it though it’s stressful.
For her new movie titled “Dark”, Rukky Sanda claimed that she got the title from the darkness in her room.